David Parker

David offers input on research and evaluation as a CCE Associate helping to generate key learning from projects and programmes.

Previously, David was Director of Research at Creative and Cultural Skills, the sector skills council for the creative and cultural industries.

Prior to this David was Director of Research for CCE, managing a portfolio of studies which articulated the overall impact of the Creative Partnerships Programme.

He has worked for a range of cultural bodies, including the British Film Institute where he worked as Head of Research and at Arts Council England helping to shape monitoring and evaluation during the early stages of Creative Partnerships.

He began work in the cultural sector as a Research Fellow at Kings College London, based in the School of Education where he undertook a series of studies focusing on the uses of animation in primary teaching.

He completed his PhD in Film and Literature in 1998 and since then has published several papers and contributed to various books, including Creative Partnerships in Practice (2013). He has undertaken evaluations for a number of arts and cultural programmes both in the UK and abroad, including Lambeth Education Action Zone and the Media Education Workshop in Jyvaskyla, Finland.